+ − Contact Information Phone: (512) 463-0542 Office Address: P.O. Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768 + − Committees (3) TX - Agriculture and Livestock (House) Title: member TX - Investments and Financial Services (House) Title: member TX - Subcommittee on Bond Indebtedness (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (42) TX - HR2521 In memory of former Texas Tech University assistant football coach Bob Patterson. TX - HB4197 Relating to the prohibition or denial for the use of certain types of health benefit plans or payment methods. TX - HB2842 Relating to the rule against perpetuities. TX - HR406 Commending the Honorable Glen Robertson for his service as mayor of Lubbock. TX - HR1653 In memory of Louise Hopkins Underwood of Lubbock. TX - HR311 Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Lubbock Day at the State Capitol. TX - HB3233 Relating to the regulation of money services businesses. TX - HB3297 Relating to certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. TX - HB4011 Relating to prohibited reporting of information regarding debt incurred for nonemergency medical care. TX - HR400 Congratulating the Margaret Talkington School for Young Women Leaders on its selection as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. TX - HB842 Relating to prohibiting the purchase of certain food and drink items under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. TX - HB4085 Relating to certain courses or activities approved by the board of trustees of a school district for course credit. TX - HB2852 Relating to the authority of a county to relocate a road under provisions allowing the county to clarify the existence of a public interest in roads. TX - HB2844 Relating to the regulation of the manufacture and sale of wine and certain related activities; authorizing a fee. TX - HR2522 In memory of native Texan Powers Boothe. TX - HB565 Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the Foundation School Program. TX - HR2523 In memory of Charley James Wasson of Lubbock. TX - HB3367 Relating to savings and loan associations, savings banks, residential mortgage loan originators and servicers, and other persons or entities under the regulatory jurisdiction of the Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending and the savings and mortgage lending commissioner; creating an offense; imposing an administrative penalty. TX - HB1994 Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to study health care costs and the transparency of health care costs and health benefits. TX - HR1192 Congratulating the Abernathy High School Class of 1967 on its 50-year high school reunion. TX - HB3918 Relating to the burden of proof for trial de novos in certain ad valorem tax appeals TX - HB339 Relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun. TX - HR2524 In memory of Shaelynn Welch of Lubbock. TX - HB307 Relating to disclosure of certain health care costs and shared savings between certain health benefit plans and enrollees. TX - HB2082 Relating to the designation of a liaison to assist first responders with workers' compensation claims. TX - HB3973 Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities. TX - HB308 Relating to the extension of additional state aid for tax reduction provided to certain school districts. TX - HB869 Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Transportation of the feasibility of certain improvements to Interstate Highway 27. TX - HB3836 Relating to importing pharmaceuticals from a foreign country. TX - HR2516 Honoring the Commission on State Emergency Communications and the regional planning commissions of Texas for 30 years of service. TX - HB1839 Relating to the submission of a report by certain entities identifying spending reduction measures. TX - HB1841 Relating to the sunset review of the Legislative Budget Board and a study by the comptroller on the accuracy of fiscal notes prepared by the Legislative Budget Board. TX - HB1688 Relating to the designation of a liaison to assist law enforcement personnel with workers' compensation claims. TX - HR2000 In memory of Tommy J. Turner of Lubbock. TX - HB3793 Relating to a law enforcement agency's release of a recording captured by a body worn camera. TX - HJR114 Proposing a constitutional amendment to divert any net income attributable to newly discovered oil and gas or other mineral interests on permanent university fund land from the permanent university fund to fund capital projects at certain public universities and agencies of higher education that are currently ineligible for distributions from the permanent university fund. TX - HB2843 Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. TX - HB338 Relating to acreage contracts and quantity contracts for the purchase of agricultural products. TX - HB1840 Relating to the requirement for a report by a state agency on the request for a study from an institution of higher education. TX - HB593 Relating to the prescriptive authority of certain psychologists; authorizing a fee. TX - HB1739 Relating to the concurrent jurisdiction of the attorney general to prosecute the offense of barratry and solicitation of professional employment. TX - HB1689 Relating to liability of certain governmental entities in certain workers' compensation actions. + − Cosponsored Bills (68) TX - HR1538 In memory of former Texas Tech University football head coach William Taylor "Spike" Dykes. TX - HB5 Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Family and Protective Services and the transfer of certain powers and duties from the Health and Human Services Commission. TX - HB4 Relating to the relative or other designated caregiver placement program and to monetary assistance provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services to certain relative or designated caregivers; creating a criminal offense; creating a civil penalty. TX - HB421 Relating to an exemption from application of the Private Security Act for volunteer security services provided at a place of religious worship. TX - HB6 Relating to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective services, and prevention and early intervention services. TX - HB1258 Relating to information publicly available in a state court document database; authorizing a fee. TX - HB946 Relating to vehicles exempt from vehicle safety inspections. TX - HB388 Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the franchise tax; lowering the rates of the tax. TX - HB844 Relating to a prohibition on the performance of dismemberment abortions; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense. TX - HB100 Relating to the regulation of transportation network companies; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee. TX - SB252 Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization. TX - HB1641 Relating to the issuance of specially marked driver's licenses and personal identification certificates to disabled veterans. TX - HB1774 Relating to actions on and liability associated with certain insurance claims. TX - HCR56 Recognizing Texas as a Purple Heart State. TX - HB7 Relating to child protective services suits, motions, and services by the Department of Family and Protective Services and to the licensing of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services. TX - HR624 Recognizing March 1, 2017, as Texas Tech University System Day at the State Capitol. TX - HB434 Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action. TX - HB787 Relating to the security of the electric grid. TX - HB20 Relating to the review, oversight, and reporting of certain state agency contracts and the assessment of certain state agency projects. TX - HJR39 Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress. TX - HB2524 Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. TX - SB1403 Relating to the regulation of money services businesses. TX - HJR123 Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the fullest extent possible. TX - HB3546 Relating to out-of-pocket expense credits for payments made by a policyholder directly to a physician or health care provider. TX - HB1113 Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions. TX - HB2899 Relating to the regulation of discrimination by political subdivisions. TX - HB3451 Relating to the study and approval of lethal pesticides for feral hog control. TX - HB577 Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to adopt or enforce certain regulations regarding whether a private employer may obtain or consider an employment applicant's or employee's criminal history record information. TX - SB2056 Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities. TX - HR2547 Commending the participants in the Texas Tech University Legislative Internship Program. TX - HB3859 Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers. TX - HB1971 Relating to providing information regarding perinatal hospice care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; creating an administrative penalty, a civil remedy, and criminal offenses. TX - SB12 Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of bulletproof vests and body armor. TX - HB450 Relating to the use of a mobile phone by a person near a polling place. TX - HB3904 Relating to the automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions and eligibility for certain scholarships of a student who is the valedictorian of the student's high school graduating class. TX - HB3239 Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of bulletproof vests. TX - SB1384 Relating to the designation of certain legislation on contract carriers as the Justin Little Act. TX - HB811 Relating to the extension of additional state aid for tax reduction provided to certain school districts. TX - HB1692 Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a license holder in a motor vehicle in a parking area of a primary or secondary school. TX - SB8 Relating to certain prohibited abortions and the treatment and disposition of a human fetus, human fetal tissue, and embryonic and fetal tissue remains; creating a civil cause of action; imposing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses. TX - SB1873 Relating to a report regarding certain health and safety information prepared by the Texas Education Agency. TX - HB367 Relating to donation and distribution of surplus food at public schools and grace period policies for public school students with insufficient balances on prepaid meal cards. TX - SB725 Relating to the donation and distribution of food at public schools. TX - SB669 Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations; authorizing a fee. TX - HB3840 Relating to the conduct of primary elections; increasing a criminal penalty. TX - SB1666 Relating to the conduct of primary elections and certain other election practices; increasing a criminal penalty; creating criminal offenses. TX - SB15 Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. TX - SB5 Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification; providing a criminal penalty and increasing a criminal penalty. TX - SJR1 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. TX - HCR139 Honoring Captain Carl H. Isett on the event of his retirement from the United States Navy Reserve. TX - HB3707 Relating to an inspection program to deter cattle theft; authorizing an administrative penalty; authorizing an assessment. TX - HB2329 Relating to elimination of the authority of certain county school districts to impose ad valorem taxes and to a procedure under which those districts may be abolished. TX - HB3276 Relating to notice of health benefit plan provider network status provided by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities. TX - HB2684 Relating to the acquisition of property by an entity with eminent domain authority; waiving certain sovereign and governmental immunity. TX - HR191 Recognizing the Armenian genocide. TX - HB4281 Relating to the 1st Multicounty County Court at Law. TX - HB298 Relating to a parent's right to view the body of a deceased child before an autopsy is performed. TX - HR1228 In memory of former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jack Pope Jr. TX - HB1691 Relating to the designation of certain rest areas on Interstate Highway 27 in Hale County as the Nelda Laney Safety Rest Areas. TX - HB2962 Relating to reporting requirements by certain physicians and health care facilities for abortion complications; authorizing a civil penalty. TX - SB4 Relating to the enforcement by campus police departments and certain local governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to related duties and liability of certain persons in the criminal justice system; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense. TX - HB28 Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue, in certain circumstances, to adjust franchise tax rates to phase out the franchise tax and to the expiration of that tax. TX - HB23 Relating to a grant program to fund innovative programs for public school students with autism. TX - HB981 Relating to the carrying of handguns by and an exemption from application of the Private Security Act of certain persons who provide security services on a volunteer basis at an established place of religious worship. TX - HB1142 Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization. TX - SJR2 Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress. TX - HB3606 Relating to a report regarding certain health and safety information prepared by the Texas Education Agency. TX - SB24 Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader.